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Blindness

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Communicating effectively with people who are blind

When speaking with a person who is blind or has low vision, be yourself and act naturally

Read more on Vision Australia website

Vision impairment & blindness: children | Raising Children Network

Find out about symptoms and diagnosis of vision impairment, and how children can be affected by low vision, vision loss, blindness or visual problems.

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Raising a blind child

If you think your baby or child might have a problem with their eyesight, get a check-up as soon as possible. Knowing the signs of vision loss and acting early can get the help and support your child needs.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Blindness and vision loss

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Blindness | Raising Children Network

A guide to dealing with vision impairment in young children.

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Support for people who are blind or vision impaired | Vision Initiative

Information about services available to help people who are experiencing vision loss

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Stromectol | myVMC

Stromectol is a medicine used to treat complications of parasitic worm infections, including river blindness. It contains ivermectin.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Childhood eye diseases and conditions - Fred Hollows

The Fred Hollows Foundation's programs treat various eye diseases which can lead to blindness. Find out more about these devastating eye conditions.

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Indigenous Australia Program | Fred Hollows

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander adults are six times more likely to go blind, but 94% of this is preventable or treatable. Here's what we're doing about it.

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Key facts Vision loss and blindness Eye health workforce portal Other health conditions Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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